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What is it?data_collection

Data collection and analysis facilitates an understanding field operational use profiles and environmental stress data and is critical for ensuring design/process robustness. Collection and analysis of failure data to root failure cause identification and mitigation is critical to ensure product/process reliability growth and success over its life cycle.

What’s the payoff?

Trends from data analyses identify areas of a design or process that are candidates for improvement, point to part/process problems, and can help with maintenance planning. Resulting corrective actions provide a means to better satisfy customers and to reduce warranty and life cycle costs.

How can we help?

  • Perform an independent review of your current data collection/analysis program
  • Collect and analyze operational use profile and environmental stress data
  • Provide objective analysis of your product/process data, recommend corrective actions and verify their effectiveness
  • Help you develop an effective data program that can be used as an optimized decision tool
  • Develop customized database solutions to solve unique data collection and analysis requirements
  • Automate your data activities, from facilitating remote web-based data input to automated analysis routines and graphical management output for decision-making

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  • Quanterion Automated Databook (NPRD-2016, FMD-2016, EPRD-2014)This interactive software tool provides efficient search and retrieval of all information contained in the EPRD, NPRD, and FMD hard copy products. Containing a built-in search engine, information may be searched on part number, part types, manufacturer, and National Stock Number (NSN). Additional filters are available to specify application environment and quality levels. A User's Guide is provided to assist the user in understanding the software capabilities. The tool operates in the Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 environments. (Automated Databook)

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    Individual License: $750 (Download or CD-ROM) Individual License (for installation on a single computer for use by one individual at any time). Site License: $9,000 (Download or CD-ROM) Site License (for use within a 50-mile radius of the primary point of use). Corporate License: $23,800 (Download or CD-ROM) Corporate License (for global use, limited to the employees of a single agency or corporation).--> *NOTE: Please contact Quanterion at (877) 808-0097 (Toll Free), or (315) 732-0097 if you are a 3rd party software tool developer and would like to inquire about incorporating this data into your product. *Available in Download, CD-ROM, and Subscriptions. *NOTE: The CD-ROM or download versions are not PDF versions of the Hardcopy document.
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  • Failure Mode / Mechanism Distributions – FMD-2016

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    Individual License: (Download, CD-ROM, or Text Reader) Individual License (for installation on a single computer for use by one individual at any time). Site License: (Download, CD-ROM, or Text Reader) Site License (for use within a 50-mile radius of the primary point of use). Corporate License: (Download, CD-ROM, or Text Reader) Corporate License (for global use, limited to the employees of a single agency or corporation).--> *Available in Download, CD-ROM, Text Reader, Hardcopy and Subscriptions. NOTE: The Automated Text Reader provides access to all the information contained in the individual sections of the FMD hard copy product. Within each individual section of FMD, the tool provides basic search and browsing capabilities that allow for locating the information of interest. *NOTE: The CD-ROM, download and Automated Text Reader versions are not PDF versions of the Hardcopy document. The CD, Download and Automated Text Reader formats operate in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10 environment. The subscription version will work on any operating system including Apple Mac machines.
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  • Quanterion Automated Databook (NPRD-2016, FMD-2013, EPRD-2014)This interactive software tool provides efficient search and retrieval of all information contained in the EPRD, NPRD, and FMD hard copy products. Containing a built-in search engine, information may be searched on part number, part types, manufacturer, and National Stock Number (NSN). Additional filters are available to specify application environment and quality levels.
  • Reliability Online Automated Databook System (ROADS) – All Databooks (NPRD EPRD FMD) SubscriptionThis interactive online tool is a subscription service that provides efficient search and retrieval of all information contained in the EPRD, NPRD, and FMD hardcopy databooks. Containing a built-in search engine, information may be searched on part number, part types, manufacturer, and National Stock Number (NSN). Additional filters are available to specify application environment and quality levels.
  • Warranty CalculatorThe Warranty Calculator planning and analysis tool provides automated calculations and comparisons for ten different warranty types in common use. The tool also includes data, information and references that provide further guidance for over 30 additional warranty types.
  • Nonelectronic Parts Reliability Data – NPRD-2016Nonelectronic Parts Reliability Data (NPRD) provides failure rate data for a wide variety of component types including mechanical, electromechanical, and electronic assemblies. It provides summary and detailed data sorted by part type, quality level, environment and data source.
  • Failure Mode / Mechanism Distributions – FMD-2013FMD-2013 is the third release in a series of Reliability Information Analysis Center (RIAC) databooks that contain Failure Mode and Mechanism Distribution data. It updates the 1997 Edition of the databook, providing an expanded compendium of failure mode/mechanism data for electronic, electromechanical and mechanical parts, components and assemblies.
  • Electronic Parts Reliability Data – EPRD-2014This document contains reliability data on both commercial and military electronic components for use in reliability analyses. It contains failure rate data on integrated circuits, discrete semiconductors (diodes, transistors, optoelectronic devices), resistors, capacitors, and inductors/transformers, all of which were obtained from the field usage of electronic components.

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  • Practical Applications of the RIAC System Reliability ToolkitThe purpose of this publication is to provide illustrative examples of the more common mathematical calculations and statistical techniques utilized by reliability engineers in the practical performance of their daily activities. It is intended to be used as a companion to the RIAC “System Reliability Toolkit”, as the foundations of all of the techniques illustrated in this publication are discussed therein.
  • Reliability Modeling – The RIAC Guide to Reliability Prediction, Assessment and EstimationThe intent of this book is to provide guidance on modeling techniques that can be used to quantify the reliability of a product or system. In this context, reliability modeling is the process of constructing a mathematical model that is used to estimate the reliability characteristics of a product.
  • Mechanical Analysis and Specialized Techniques to Enhance Reliability (MASTER) Publication Mechanical Analysis and Other Specialized Techniques for Enhancing Reliability (MASTER)This document is specifically targeted to address this problem, outlining the competing approaches to part reliability predictions, including Statistical Analysis of relevant failure data, Physics of Failure modeling, Empirical Failure Models and Data, and other less common but acceptable methods.
  • Weibull AnalysisThe statistical analysis of an item’s failure data is widely regarded as one of the most accurate techniques for assessing its reliability in a specific application or environment. Though there are many different statistical distributions (e.g., exponential, lognormal, etc.), the Weibull distribution is especially useful because of its ability to characterize a wide range of potential data trends.
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  • Which Design is More Reliable? Weibull Provides Answers!Weibull Analysis is often used to analyze field or test failure data to understand how items are failing and what specific underlying failure distribution is being followed by failures that occur. One of our staff engineers was recently responsible for making a vendor recommendation for a limited life item that had a specified 5% minimum…  Read More

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